With long, sunny summer days far behind us, it may seem time for fun is over. Cold weather, rain, and snow are nudging you to stay at home, where it’s warm and cozy. Even Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations are in the past, and there’s nothing for you and your family to look forward till the Christmas season. If that’s what you think, Cincinnati will gladly prove you wrong! This beautiful Ohio city has a lot to offer in wintertime, too. From old winter traditions to unique and fun modern sports and activities, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Whether you prefer exploring new things in warm and pleasant indoors or going on outdoor adventures, Cincy won’t disappoint you. Here are some of the best family-friendly winter activities to try out in Cincinnati!
If you wanted to do nothing but visit museums all winter, there’d be more than enough in Cincinnati to keep you occupied. There are over two dozen museums dealing with a variety of topics and time periods.
Young learners will appreciate a visit to the Museum of Natural History and Science or Duke Energy Children’s Museum. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something more unusual, there’s always the Cincinnati Hall of Fame and Museum, the American Sign Museum, the Lucky Cat Museum, and many others.
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So, your home is all settled for the cold season, and you’re ready to go out and have some fun. Why don’t you book an ice-skating session at Fountain Square? Or, if it sounds more exciting, try out an ice session with both bumpers and skating.
Fountain Square is a place where people can gather together and enjoy the winter spirit. Ice skating, a cup of hot chocolate, and the Winter Wonder Light Show sound like a perfect family day out.
If your family can’t get enough of winter sports, there are plenty of winter activities to try out in Cincinnati. For starters, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks throughout the city.
In addition to that, you can also try skiing, snowboarding, or even snow tubing, which is fun for the whole family. Just half an hour away, Perfect North Slopes offer all of these activities, whether there is actual snow or not.
On the other hand, you might prefer spending your time indoors, where it’s nice and cozy, and you have something interesting to do. If your kids love mysteries, challenges, and puzzles, they’ll love to spend some time in Houdini’s Room Escape, Sherlock’s Escape Rooms, Delhi Who Dunnit, or one of many other escape rooms in Cincinnati.
When you get tired of indoor trampoline parks such as Sky Zone or Rockn’ Jump and or indoor go-kart racing in Full Throttle Adrenaline Park, you can teach your family to bowl. And if regular bowling is not fun enough, you can always try fowling! A what? Fowling is a combo of Cornhole and bowling, but also football! Or, as the Fowling Warehouse calls it – a Sunday Funday for the family.
The real estate market in Cincinnati is always busy, even in winter. And, of course, nothing can spoil winter fun like having to deal with relocation. It always seems like a great complication, not to mention all the costs and work. So, whether you’re moving in or out of Cincinnati, you probably think you won’t have much time to enjoy this winter season. However, if you get the help you need and hire moving services, you’ll still be able to have fun. An experienced moving company will ensure your relocation goes smoothly. And you’ll have time to say goodbye to this lovely city or embrace it as your new home.
Every city has its pros and cons. Luckily, local cuisine is definitely one of Cincinnati’s many pros. It’s diverse and varied, and there is something for everyone’s taste. You can join the long Lenten tradition of Fish Fry and skip cooking on one Friday when you don’t feel like it. Or you can go and explore many Cincinnati restaurants and fast foods for a unique winter flavor.
All sports fans out there know that winter is a perfect time for watching a hockey game! Go out with your family and support Cincinnati Cyclones at the rink. Not only will there be constant action on the ice, but there’ll also be interactive entertainment all throughout the game!
Yes, you’ve read that right! Your little ones will love these adorable animals moving from the Children’s Zoo to another habitat at the Wings of the World. This event happens over a few winter months and usually takes place at weekends. What’s best, as the penguins waddle on their way, once they pass you, you can join them on their walk. It’s guaranteed to bring smiles to both children’s and adults’ faces.
Another place your kids will love is the Toy Library. If your kids love toys and games (and most kids do), you’ll have a hard time getting them out of here. This unique library boasts thousands of games and toys. You can browse and look around, enjoying the variety. But you can also check out what you like and try it out at home! If that’s not enough, there’s a toy museum that is a part of the library.
Now, winter has its magic and charm. But if you’re craving a bit of warmth and a feel of summer, take your family for a day at the Krohn Conservatory. This indoor garden with over 3000 different species will make you feel you’re outdoors in the breathtaking nature.
As you may see, there are plenty of winter activities to try out in Cincinnati. So, if you are feeling a bit down because of the season, we hope that exploring this variety of options will change your mind. Embrace the winter spirit and enjoy everything Cincy has to offer!
About the Author: Sam Jones is a freelance blogger and travel enthusiast. He loves exploring new places and trying something new every day. His goal is to find something unique about every nook and cranny of America and tell his readers about it.